Now the good Batman news is finally coming in! Following yesterday's reveal that The Batman script has been completed and that everyone involved seems to finally be happy with it. It now appears that things are finally moving full-steam ahead over at Warner Bros.
Just earlier today, we head from several people that director Matt Reeves is officially currently in talks to helm Warner Bros. and DC Films still as yet untitled Batman film with Ben Affleck still on board for now as Bruce Wayne aka Batman.
UPDATE! Its now official! War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves has signed on to direct The Batman!
The Batman has found its new director.
According to a report in Variety, Matt Reeves has accepted the position that was recently vacated by Ben Affleck.
Reeves is most famous for his directorial roles in Cloverfield and War for the Planet of the Apes and will now be taking his next step by directing the DC Comics film.
It was on Jan. 30 when Affleck announced that he would be stepping away from the project. At the time he released a statement saying that he would still star in the film, but could not handle the responsibilities of both.
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said at the time. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”